Latin Legal Terms

Concubito

Concubito – this Latin word means to co-habitate (a premise, for instance). An alternative meaning exists within the area of Family Law, where “concubito” details the process of living together as spouses. In terms of the above, in practice the word participates in the legal maxim “concensus, non concubitus, facit matrimonium”, applicable in the area of Family Law. It states that the mutual consensus and not only the sole co-habitation (of one home) establish the marriage.

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